Tag Archives: nostalgia

KEEP CONNECTED WITH NOSTALGIA GOA

nostalgia banner1

Dear Patron, as you may know, Facebook has changed their rules recently so that even if you like our business and personal pages (Nostalgia / Margarida Nostalgia) you may not see updates. However, there is a way that you can ensure you see our posts – simply click on the ‘Like’ button and when the drop down menu appears, tick ‘Get notifications’.

Thank you very much for your continued support.

Advertisements

Comments Off on KEEP CONNECTED WITH NOSTALGIA GOA

Filed under Events

“Wine Tasting” at Nostalgia Restaurant Raia

“Wine Tasting” at Nostalgia Restaurant Raia

Nostalgia Restaurant, Raia had its first ever “Wine Tasting” Event hosted by Karina Aggarwal, Delhi-based wine commentator and found of gigglewater411, It was an evening of fine wines and good cheer. Karina Aggarwal is known for the wide variety of products that she deals with and she has been a judge for some renowned international wine competitions. Karina Aggarwal is one India’s youngest alcohol experts and a prolific writer and commentator.
The event took the audience through the basics for tasting, wine styles and tips on buying, serving and pairing wines. with fines from Grover-Zampa vineyards presented for the first time in Goa.
Nostalgia Restaurant once again lived by its tradition of presenting excellence in all matters culinary, this time with an exciting oenological trip.

DSC_0023

DSC_0027

DSC_0044

DSC_0054

DSC_0010

DSC_0017 DSC_0014

DSC_0013

DSC_0007

DSC_0008

DSC_0005

DSC_0231

DSC_0227

DSC_0225

DSC_0223

DSC_0221

DSC_0220

DSC_0218

DSC_0216

DSC_0215

DSC_0214

DSC_0212

DSC_0209

DSC_0207

DSC_0206

DSC_0205

DSC_0204

DSC_0203

DSC_0200

DSC_0199

DSC_0198

DSC_0197

DSC_0196

DSC_0194

DSC_0193

DSC_0192

DSC_0189

DSC_0188

DSC_0185
DSC_0182

DSC_0180 DSC_0179

DSC_0177

DSC_0174

DSC_0173 DSC_0172

DSC_0171

DSC_0169

DSC_0168

DSC_0167

DSC_0166

DSC_0165

DSC_0164

DSC_0163

DSC_0162

DSC_0160

DSC_0158

DSC_0157

DSC_0156 DSC_0155 DSC_0154

DSC_0153

DSC_0152

DSC_0151

DSC_0150

DSC_0148

DSC_0147

DSC_0146

DSC_0145

DSC_0144

DSC_0142

DSC_0141

DSC_0140

DSC_0139

DSC_0137

DSC_0136

DSC_0135

DSC_0134

DSC_0133

DSC_0003

DSC_0132

DSC_0131

DSC_0130

DSC_0129

DSC_0128

DSC_0127

DSC_0126

DSC_0125
DSC_0124

DSC_0123

DSC_0122

DSC_0120

DSC_0118 DSC_0115

DSC_0111

DSC_0109

DSC_0107

DSC_0106

DSC_0105

DSC_0103

DSC_0098  DSC_0101
DSC_0097

DSC_0096

DSC_0092

DSC_0090

DSC_0089

DSC_0087

DSC_0082

DSC_0080

DSC_0079

DSC_0078

DSC_0076

DSC_0074

DSC_0071

DSC_0070

DSC_0067

DSC_0063

DSC_0064

DSC_0065

DSC_0061

DSC_0060

DSC_0054

Comments Off on “Wine Tasting” at Nostalgia Restaurant Raia

Filed under Uncategorized

Carnaval 2014 at Nostalgia Restaurant Raia Goa – Viva Carnival

Mask a Raid'14 Poster for FB

Comments Off on Carnaval 2014 at Nostalgia Restaurant Raia Goa – Viva Carnival

February 13, 2014 · 4:21 pm

“When Tea brought people together” at “Nostalgia” Restaurant – Article by Maria de Lourdes Bravo Da Costa Rodrigues –

When Tea brought people together – Article by Maria de Lourdes Bravo Da Costa Rodrigues

 cullinary club goa fernandos nostalgia (128)  cullinary club goa fernandos nostalgia (24) cullinary club goa fernandos nostalgia (23) cullinary club goa fernandos nostalgia (20) cullinary club goa fernandos nostalgia (19) cullinary club goa fernandos nostalgia (18) cullinary club goa fernandos nostalgia (15) cullinary club goa fernandos nostalgia (16) cullinary club goa fernandos nostalgia (17) cullinary club goa fernandos nostalgia (14) cullinary club goa fernandos nostalgia (12) cullinary club goa fernandos nostalgia (13) cullinary club goa fernandos nostalgia (6) cullinary club goa fernandos nostalgiacullinary club goa fernandos nostalgia (88)
Sometime back, I attended an afternoon tea party at “Nostalgia”, Goa’s well known restaurant at Raia. Restaurant owner Margarida De Noronha e Tavora Costa, true to her lineage, served guests with all the finesse that was followed in the past. A well laid table in the traditional and typical manner, with china crockery and the ready to serve tea in a teapot covered with a teapot cover. All of it brought back wonderful memories of the past when afternoon tea in Goa was a ritual the family followed every day.
I remember how at home the maid had to have the teapot on the table with hot tea, freshly brewed between 4 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. we would all sit to have a cup of tea and some snacks, which usually included cakes or biscuits or homemade sweets, especially a variety of Goan Godchem.
Today, with very few people preparing snacks at home, the tradition of afternoon tea is slowly dying out. Most people today buy salted or sweet savories at different bakeries in the city or the village. The well known goan cookery book “Livro da Cozinha Goesa” by Carlota Mesquite Correira gives the following buffet menu for a formal tea at five party.
Chadas cinco
Bolos variados
Pateis de amendoas, Bebinca, frutas cristalizadas
Crème de amendoas e de leite
Pudins – Gelados
Cha-Chocolate-Licores
(If the “Tea Party” begins later, snacks made of meat and wine were also served)
Tea parties were also a part of the social lifestyle in Goa, when birthday parties, welcoming those who came on a visit or official work to Goa and farewell parties for those who went back, were some of the occasions when tea parties were held.
Guests were usually served in the living room with snacks and tea doing the rounds. Table service for tea was different from lunch or dinner. There could be a different table for tea from the dining table, in case, tea was served on the dining table, that the table cloth would be of smaller size and normally laid with corners across the sides, the serviettes of smaller size and made of cloth and beautifully embroidered, usually would make a set with the table cloth.
Evening tea is a tradition followed by the English, In Goa, it probably picked up after the Anglo- Portuguese Treaty of 1878 and the establishment of Western Railways in Goa, which were managed by the British Railways. According to the provisions of the treaty, all existing differential customs duties levied by the British India and Portuguese Estado were abolished. Both the governments agreed to maintain uniform custom duties on articles imported and exported across the frontiers. Import duties on all goods were abolished in Portuguese India, except on arms, ammunition’s, spirits, salt and opium. Doors were opened to unrestricted imports from British India. Along with the treaty, the English habits and import of tea caught up with the Goan elite and then generalized with all.
It is very interesting to know the “afternoon tea” is a tea related ritual introduced in Britain in the early 1840’s. It evolved as a mini meal to stem hunger and anticipation of an evening meal at 8 p.m.. At the time, it was common for people to take only one main meal a day, breakfast and dinner at around 8 p.m. afternoon tea was initially developed as a private social event for ladies who climbed the echelons of society. It was only when Queen Victoria engaged in the afternoon tea ritual that it became a formal occasion on a larger scale, known as “Tea Receptions”.
Traditionally, the upper classes would serve a low or afternoon tea around 4 p.m. The middle and lower classes would have a more substantial high tea later in the day at 5 p.m. or 6 p.m. in place of late dinner. The names derived from the height of the tables on which the meals were served, high tea being served at dinner table. The drinking of tea not only became a social even for the upper classes it altered the time and manner in which they took tea. Afternoon tea became the bridge between meals because many wouldn’t eat their evening meal until maybe 8 p.m. as such, afternoon tea became a mini meal in itself.
Why is it called “High Tea”?
A possible explanation why this type of meal was known as high tea in that fact that it was eaten at a table. In comparison, afternoon tea was taken whilst seating in low, comfortable chairs or sofas, of course, soon after, the upper classes developed their own variation and also called it “high tea”. It was a meal that could be eaten when their servants were away and not available, as it was easy to prepare. The upper class “high tea” involved the amalgamation of afternoon tea and high tea, with the addition of pigeon, veal, salmon and fruit.
Although the tradition of afternoon tea is offered by many restaurants abroad, we do not see any such offers in Goa and why we Goans do not bring back the afternoon tea as a party theme? At least we know that Nostalgia” can recreate the nostalgic “Cha das Cinco”.

cullinary club goa fernandos nostalgia (86) cullinary club goa fernandos nostalgia (83) cullinary club goa fernandos nostalgia (82) cullinary club goa fernandos nostalgia (81) cullinary club goa fernandos nostalgia (80) cullinary club goa fernandos nostalgia (79) cullinary club goa fernandos nostalgia (72) cullinary club goa fernandos nostalgia (65) cullinary club goa fernandos nostalgia (43) cullinary club goa fernandos nostalgia (41) cullinary club goa fernandos nostalgia (32) cullinary club goa fernandos nostalgia (29) cullinary club goa fernandos nostalgia (27) cullinary club goa fernandos nostalgia (25) cullinary club goa fernandos nostalgia (26)  cullinary club goa fernandos nostalgia (1)

cullinary club goa fernandos nostalgia (127)cullinary club goa fernandos nostalgia (125) cullinary club goa fernandos nostalgia (117) cullinary club goa fernandos nostalgia (112) cullinary club goa fernandos nostalgia (100)

Comments Off on “When Tea brought people together” at “Nostalgia” Restaurant – Article by Maria de Lourdes Bravo Da Costa Rodrigues –

Filed under Uncategorized

World Music Day Celebrated at Fernandos Nostalgia

Comments Off on World Music Day Celebrated at Fernandos Nostalgia

June 25, 2013 · 5:15 pm

World Music Day to be celebrated at Nostalgia Restaurant, Raia Goa 23rd June 2013

WMD'13 Poster-small

World Music Day, 2013
All you music lovers get ready to keep ur feet tapping on Sunday 23rd June, 2013
Date: Sunday 23rd June, 2013
Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Scintillating Music by our very own music talent, Tania and Andre, Allan Moraes, Cedric and Friendly Brothers.
ENTRY FREE.
Reservations recommend
For reservations called from 11 a.m. to 3 pm and 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Mahesh : 9822151296
Paul 0832-2777054/2777098
Rupa/Sandhya : 9822103467

Click to join event on Facebook

Comments Off on World Music Day to be celebrated at Nostalgia Restaurant, Raia Goa 23rd June 2013

Filed under Events, Press

Assalto at Fernandos Nostalgia held on 08-02-2013

ASSALTO AT FERNANDOS NOSTALGIA RESTAURANT HELD ON 8TH FEBRUARY, 2013

Comments Off on Assalto at Fernandos Nostalgia held on 08-02-2013

Filed under Events, Press